Murad vitamin C peel
I had a bit of extra time this morning so I decided to try Murad’s Intensive-C Radiance Peel – a 10-minute cream-based facial mask that with a nice fresh orange scent. It uses vitamin C to brighten skin by actively smoothing and illuminating skin to enhance radiance. I use an Obagi vitamin C serum every morning underneath my sunscreen so adding this little addition to my A.M. routine is a boon to my plan to keep sunspots at bay. Vitamin C has been shown to help to reduce hyperpigmentation to restore skin clarity, over time. It does this by interfering with pigment production, so using topical vit C on speckled-skin is good.
Other ingredients in this mask:
- Indian Fig protect against free radical damage while enhancing skin clarity and luminosity.
- Glycolic Acid exfoliates to accelerate turnover of dark damaged cells, removing dullness and improving skin texture.
- Myrtle Extract supports collagen production to boost youthful resilience and elasticity.
I had this mask on while eating breakfast: green tea with greek yogurt + sunflower seeds + strawberries (also loaded with vitamin C!). Fifteen minutes later, I rinsed it off from my face and neck with a warm wash cloth. My face felt amazingly fresh and did look more luminous. My skin has such a nice glow that I might just skip the foundation today. I’m definitely going to carve out a bit more time during the mornings for this little brightness booster.
You can purchase Murad’s Intensive-C Radiance Peel, $49.50 at MuradCanada.com and Sephora.
You can also use this mask on your décolleté, which is an area that many women tend to forget about taking care of. But you really should pay attention to this area, as sun damage can show prematurely here. Think of the speckled chests of Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and her mom Dina. Nothing gives away your age like a freckly décolleté a.k.a. checkles.